JRL NEWSWATCH: “Thousands Rally in Moscow Against Putin’s Plans to Revamp Political Power in Russia” – Wall Street Journal/ Ann M. Simmons

File Photo of Vladimir Putin at Podium with United Russia Logo, Gesturing

Protesters commemorated a slain opposition leader in a rebuke to what they see as Vladimir Putin’s formula for staying in power once his final term expires

“Thousands of people attended a rally in the Russian capital to commemorate a slain opposition leader in a rebuke to what they see as … Putin’s plans to stay in power once his final term as president expires. … the biggest opposition gathering since … proposals to dilute the power of the president and boost the role of the State Council, a supervisory body … [Putin] already heads. … potentially a way … to retain control and guide policy [after] his term as president expires in 2024. … Putin, 67, has held power in Russia since 1999 …. “

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